Posted by: alison-cullingford | July 22, 2011

Peace Objects Plus: A Library, A Concern

Many of the stories in Special Collections 100 Objects series concern peace studies and activism at the University. Here’s a couple we added recently that Paxcat followers might enjoy:

Object 15: A Library for Peace surveys the history of Commonweal, the independent library based at the University which promotes nonviolence.  Find out more about David Hoggett, its remarkable founder, and how the ideas of Gandhi underlie the library to this day.  The archives catalogued by PaxCat Project were originally collected by Commonweal.

Object 20: A Concern for Peace is the story of peace education at the University itself: how the Quaker Peace Studies Trust raised funds to support a Chair in peace studies.

Though both stories are told from a historical perspective based on evidence in the archives, it is good to add that both Commonweal and the Quaker Peace Studies Trust continue to thrive and to form part of the network of peace activity around the University.


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